Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship program was established to provide scholarship awards to students who have substantial contact with the County of San Bernardino and who are currently attending a California Law school which is either ABA accredited or one that has been pr-approved by the JLKMSF Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

Amount: $5,000

The 2018 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who completed their first year of law school by June 2017. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L summer associate position for the summer of 2018 in one of their firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit their website

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Amount: $10,000

Hackard Law Scholarship

The Hackard Law 2017 Academic Scholarship is a $2,500 prize awarded to college and university students in the United States for awareness of elder issues in estate law. For more information, please see the website

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Amount: $2,500

Seppi Esfandi Law Scholarship

Law Offices of Seppi Esfandi, a criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles, CA, is offering a $2,100 scholarship to one law student in the United States. The scholarship will be based on an essay and can be done on any topic. One very important item to include in the essay is the reason you need the scholarship. Please be as detailed as possible (interesting stories are welcome). The range can be from 800 to 1500 words. We ask that you don’t write over 1500 words, please. For more information, please see the website.

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Amount: $2,100

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund 

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA) Scholarship Fund proudly announces the 2017 Law School Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded to law students who have met the criteria of community service, financial need, and academic achievement. Scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $5,000. Recipients will be honored at the SDLRLA Annual Awards and Gala Dinner on October 13, 2017. Scholarship applicants must have ties to San Diego or Imperial Counties, and must be full-time law students who have completed their first or second year of law school and part-time students who have completed a sufficient number of units equivalent to the first year of law school. For more information, please see the website.

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Amount: Varies

UpCounsel's Law School Scholarship

UpCounsel's unique scholarship contest gives students the opportunity to win up to $10k in scholarship awards, become a published legal writer, gain exposure across the web for job opportunities, and help small businesses and founders get easy-to-understand legal knowledge. Please refer to the website for more information.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Amount: Varies

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.


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